The Abia state Police Command has announced the arrest of policemen involved in sporadic shooting in Ohafia on Friday that led to the death of an indigene of the area, identified as Ifeanyi Arunsi.
The State Police Command said it received with nostalgia the news of the shooting incident in Ebem Ohafia by a team of policemen led by an Assistant Superintendent of Police, saying the team were neither on duty nor on COVID 19 preventive assignment.
In a release signed by the command’s PRO, SP Geoffrey Ogbonna on behalf of CP E. Ene Okon on Saturday made available to ABN TV, he said the team went out in a private car belonging to one of them to a drinking joint where they got drunk and while going back home, the driver hit a truck off-loading goods.
“In an ensuing argument between the Policemen and the people off-loading goods, one of the Policemen, a Constable disappeared from the scene and resurfaced with a Police rifle and started shooting sporadically under the influence of alcohol during which, bullet hit the victim on the buttocks.
“This singular act and others of same nature is regrettable, condemnable and not tolerated by both the Nigeria Police Force and its Abia State Command.
“The Commissioner of Police Abia State, CP E. Ene Okon commiserates with the immediate and extended families of the deceased as well as the entire Ohafia people.
“It is the Commissioner of Police’ sordid appeal to the youths and people of Ebem Ohafia to eschew violence and destruction of Police/government property while assuring that justice must be done.